Man impaled by giant fish

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A fisherman is recovering in hospital after a giant Blue marlin jumped into his boat, impaled his chest and threw him into the sea.

Ian Card, was impaled by the bill of the 14' Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans, while fishing in a International big game fishing tournament off Bermuda.

According to a report from The Times, the 360kg/800lb fish hit him with such force that its 90cm/3' long sword-like bill went through his chest, just below the collarbone, and threw him into the sea, still attached to the bill of the fish.

The fish swam down, forcing Card further under the water, but he managed to push himself off the sword and swam to the surface.

His father, Alan Card, said: "It impaled him with its bill. In one motion the fish flew across the cockpit and took him out of the boat. He landed about 15ft away. He was under water and had his arms wrapped around the fish as it was pushing him under.

"I lost sight of him for a few seconds. As a father looking at a son who has just been impaled, that is a sight I will never forget."

According to The Times, Card resurfaced 50' behind the boat with blood pouring out of a wound the size of a fist.